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Haute Dogs Design ....Offering hand crafted custom collars, bow ties, flowers, leashes and harnesses for your haute dogs, pampered pooches and cool cats.
In 2002 I brought a new man into my life. Paco was a tiny little chihuahua and it was impossible to find a cute collar in his size. I ended up buying one online and then modifying it to fit him. Eventually mainstream pet stores started to carry collars in his size however they just didn’t suit his personality, but I didn’t know how to sew and was stuck with the commercial offerings.
For years I have dreamt of a job that would allow me to spend the day with my pups. In 2018 my office closed and I realized this could be an opportunity to combine two of my greatest loves, my dogs and my creative side. I learned to sew, specifically to make collars for my sweet pups. I loved my collars so much I wanted to share them with my friends, and they wanted to share them with their friends and now I want to share them with you! In 2019 I am pleased to announce the addition of vest style harnesses and leashes to our line.
I am excited to customize your order. Do you have a particular design in mind? Let me know and we can work together to make the perfect collar for your pup. Do you have a teeny little chihuahua puppy who needs a ridiculously small collar? We can do that, after all that is what planted the seed all those years ago. Do you want the d ring left off or a fabric only collar? Do you have a chubby chi with a little extra girth around their chest? No problem, just send a note with your order with their measurements and we can customize the harness size for you.
All of our collars, leashes and harnesses are lovingly made and tested on our own dogs. We do recommend using a harness to walk your dog for their safety and comfort. Our products are beautiful and durable however we do not recommend them for aggressive pullers.
Thank you for taking a moment to read our story. We are looking forward to helping you find the perfect collars for your cool cats, haute dogs, and pawsitively pampered pooches!
We offer free domestic shipping. All of our products are custom made for your haute dogs and cool cats. Please allow 3-5 business days for your new collar to be ready to ship and 1-2 weeks for your harness and leash to ship.
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We strive to earn your repeat business and want you to be happy with your order. If for any reason we have not met your expectations please contact our shop and allow us the opportunity to find a solution.
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What sizes are the dog and cat collars?
My fabric collars come in all sizes; extra small (perfect for teacup, toy dogs and cats), small, medium, and large. Some of our ribbon based collars are only available in specific sizes. Those listings will not have a drop down feature to change the width of the collar however you can message me and we can customize the collar length.
The best way to pick the right size collar for your dog is to measure your pup’s neck and then pick from the size chart.
I am happy to make custom sizes as well, just send me a convo!
DOG COLLAR SIZES
XS- (3/8" wide), adjustable 7-11" long
Small- (5/8” wide), adjustable 10-15” long
Medium- (5/8” wide), adjustable 14-19" long
Large- (1" wide), adjustable 18-24” long
CAT COLLAR SIZES
XS (3/8" wide), adjustable 7-11”
Please specify you would like a breakaway buckle
How long are your leashes?
We have found a 4 foot leash to be ideal while walking our pups. It allows them room to roam while still being close enough to control should an emergency situation arise. All of our leashes are 4 feet long however you can customize your leash length by sending a message.
Tell me about the harnesses!
Our harnesses can be made with any of the fabric you see in our shop and are designed to coordinate with our collars and leashes.
Please notate fabric choices on your order. If no preference is listed we will attempt to contact you via email. If a response is not received we will make the harness with the primary fabric shown in the listing.
Sizing is as follows:
Extra extra small: neck 5-7” chest 8-10”
Extra Small: neck 6-9” chest 10-12”
Small: neck 7-10” chest 12-14”
Medium: neck 8-11” chest 14-16”
Large: neck 10-13” chest 16-18”
The guidelines above are just general sizing recommendations. We recommend measuring your dog to ensure an accurate fit. We can also extend the neck and chest bands for a better fit.
To measure place a soft measuring tape around your pets neck where their collar would naturally lay. Measuring with at least a full finger underneath so it is not too tight. Repeat around your pets chest.
How long will it take to get my order?
-I make each order myself and include your choice of fabric, collar size and buckle type (plastic or metal) and buckle color (for plastic buckles).
-The production time for a custom handmade collar in my shop is 3-5 business days (Monday through Friday and excluding holidays) after your order is placed. The harnesses and leashes take a little longer to produce. Please allow up to 10 business days for your new harness to be completed.
-Orders usually take 3-5 days to arrive once they are shipped.
Care instructions for collars and harnesses:
My custom handmade collars are made with cotton fabric or ribbon and nylon. All of our harnesses are made with cotton fabric, interfacing, and Velcro.
-Hand wash wash in warm water
-Air dry flat
-Do not bleach or use harsh detergents
What happens if the post office loses my order?
-I will remake an order if the tracking information shows your order has been lost 14 days after it has been shipped.
What happens if my order is damaged or the package is opened during shipping?
-Once an order is shipped, unfortunately I have no control over what happens to it.
-If your package is damaged or the packaging is opened when you receive it, you should notify your local post office.
-USPS Priority Shipping is available to purchase as an upgrade when you make a purchase from my shop.
According to the USPS website, Priority Mail includes:
-Delivery in 1 to 3 business days.
-Up to $50 of insurance with most shipments (restrictions apply)
What if I order the wrong size?
No problem! There are 2 options if you order the wrong size:
1) You can return a collar that is the wrong size and get a refund.
-Contact me within 3 days of delivery
-Ship item (must be unused and in new condition) back within 7 days of delivery
2) You can contact me via convo to see if it is possible to alter or exchange the original collar for one in the correct size. I charge a $10 fee for this option.
-Contact me within 3 days of delivery
-Ship item back within 7 days of delivery (must be unused and in new condition).
Do you make bracelets that match my cat or dog's collar?
Yes! I love to make matching "BFF" bracelets so you and your fur baby will match. Send me a message and we can start working on your custom bracelet!
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